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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course provides detailed understanding of the methodologies and relevant engineering science and technology for efficient and safe production of oil and gas.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Lateef Akanji

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of EG3595 Drilling and Well Engineering (Passed) or EG3596 Reservoir Engineering I - Fundamentals (Passed) or EP3595 Drilling and Well Engineering (Passed) or EP3596 Reservoir Engineering I - Fundamentals (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG4018 Petroleum Production Engineering and Technology (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course will cover fluid flow and behaviour in the well bore, with emphasis on factors which inhibit oil and gas production as well as practical approaches to production enhancement. Computer modelling of oil and gas production is introduced. Safety and ability to respond to changing situations are emphasised. A range of industry relevant case studies are used to support students’ learning.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1 three-hour written examination paper (90%), continuous assessment (10%).

The continuous assessment will be based on computer simulation of oil and gas production using industry standard software.

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination paper (90%) and the continuous assessment mark from the first attempt (10%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


a) Assessment grade and feedback comments will be provided on the coursework report.

b) Students can receive feedback on their progress with the Course on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions.

Course Learning Outcomes


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